Prescriptions and Refills
Please call your pharmacy or call the office to request refills. Each provider will provide you a prescription during your appointment with enough refills to sustain you until your next appointment. If for some reason you miss your follow up appointment or are running low on medications, please contact your pharmacy or call the office to request a refill.
The purpose of this policy is to make sure you are taking the correct medications and the correct doses of the medications. In addition, many prescriptions will require periodic blood work, vital signs and/or a follow-up visit with your nurse practitioner prior to receiving a refill. Therefore, it is very important to keep your regularly scheduled appointments.
To serve you best, please allow a 24-48-hour notice on all medication refills. ALL MEDICATIONS, even refills, must be reviewed and approved by your nurse practitioner prior to approval. Please note that requests received over the weekend will not be reviewed until the next business day.
It is standard practice to require regular follow-up appointments when certain controlled substances are prescribed. These include stimulants, anti-anxiety medications, and sleep aids. Please be aware of this standard and understand that your prescriptions may not be refilled (at the discretion of your provider) if you do not schedule and attend regular appointments. The general standards for follow-up are as follows:
o Psychostimulants every 1-3 months
o Benzodiazepines every 3-4 months
o Sleep medications every 6 months
Medications must be taken exactly as prescribed, or you will run short prior to the next refill. It is our office policy and standard of care to NOT refill prescriptions early. We will NOT replace lost or stolen medications so please manage your medications appropriately.
NDMP - The Federal National Drug Monitoring Program was established in Nebraska in January 2017. Integrative Psychiatry complies with all aspects of this program. We are required by law to submit information about the medications prescribed to our patients to the DEA. We also receive information from NDMP about medications prescribed to our patients from other providers to make sure medications are being prescribed appropriately.